[Vacancy] Business Development Services Specialist at Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

Job Details:

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  , Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Essential Responsibilities

  • The BDS Specialist will undertake the following specific responsibilities:
  • Work alongside the Private Sector Specialist to identify and strengthen private sector service providers based on their respective strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
  • Prepare capacity building modules and use them to provide capacity building training to the MSMEs.
  • Coordinate BDS capacity building for MSME cohort members.
  • Classify the present MSMEs into strong, moderate, and weak and come up with business development support for each category of the MSMEs to grow their businesses.
  • Identify and apply business development tools to help MSMEs become more profitable and sustainable as well as grow/expand their businesses.
  • Identify and analyze lessons learned and MSME successes stories, build on the lessons to enhance the performance of the MSMEs.
  • Champion the scaling of successful business models for the MSMEs.
  • Identify innovative business development models to scale the performance of Extension Activity and in particular farmers’ outreach.


  • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, agribusiness, or other related discipline


  • At least ten years of progressive experience in business development services is required. USAID experience is preferred.
  • Extensive experience working with MSMEs and private sector in agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria
  • Experience working with women and youth
  • Proven team leadership and good communication skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs and Cover Letters as one document to amarachi.agu@winrock.org addressing the position requirements.

All applications should be labelled with the subject line: Business Development Services Specialist

Deadline: Sep 8, 2023

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